The fourth annual Energy Week at Duke (Nov. 4-7, 2019) explored emerging trends in the energy sector. Highlights included the full-day Duke University Energy Conference and the Energy in Emerging Markets Case Competition. Energy Week 2019 also featured a film screening, career events, research poster presentation, workshops, innovation showcase, & more!
Duke professor Missy Cummings is a professor at Pratt and director of the Humans and Autonomy Laboratory and Duke Robotics. Hear her discuss her time in the Navy as one of their first female pilots and her thoughts on autonomous vehicle testing and levels of autonomy in vehicles.
Charles Dunlap, a professor of Duke Law, was quoted by NPR concerning the policy change around the Trump administration's mission in Syria. Some U.S. forces are now tasked with a new mission: securing the oil fields of southeastern Syria. Some legal experts say exploiting the oil could amount to "pillaging." The area holds nearly three-quarters of Syria's oil and gas reserves.
Several dozen undergraduate and graduate students from across Duke have teamed up to plan the fourth annual Energy Week at Duke (Mon., Nov. 4 to Thurs., Nov. 7, 2019), a series of events focused on climate change and the future of energy.
Eric Rohlfing, Duke University Energy Initiative Executive in Residence and former Senior Technical Advisor at the U.S. Dept. of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), shares his insights on building an innovation community, removing tech-to-market barriers, and energy technology trends in this EDGE Chats video.
Duke plans to address rising costs of housing in Durham by building new graduate student apartments on West Campus. The apartments, situated near Towerview and Fuqua, will follow strict LEED standards according to Duke professor Tim Johnson. This planned community will also use the timber from the site in the construction.
Energy Initiative's Executive in Residence, Eric Rohlfing was previously the Senior Technical Advisor at the U.S. Dept. of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). He shares his perspective on innovation in the energy field and his insights on recent energy trends in this short video.
Fuqua EDGE Chats highlights Andrew Slaughter, Executive Director of Deloitte’s Center for Energy Solutions. He reflects on oil and gas market trends, energy technologies, and leadership lessons learned.
Regional Transmission Organization Governance (RTOGov) is a research initiative to evaluate how decisions are made in U.S. electricity markets. RTOGov will take an interdisciplinary approach to address research gaps in the still-developing study of RTO governance. The Energy Initiative and the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions are both partners in the endeavor.
At the Advisory Committee on Investment Responsibility (ACIR) annual open forum on October 21, Committee Chair Lawrence Baxter said that the committee recommended that Duke not divest from fossil fuel companies. However, he said President Price accepted several other recommendations, including marketing a socially-responsible fund for Duke donors and focusing on corporate governance. The article focuses on different ways to go about moving towards cleaner energy without Duke divesting completely from fossil fuel companies.
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